Wednesday, December 10, 2008

And Now For Something Completely Different... (YouTube)

I was pretty seriously under the weather yesterday so I decided to take a break from the top five list today to show this video (Thanks, Andrew!). I recommend you watch the video before reading the rest of the post...

This video draws on an interesting line of research at the Visual Cognition Lab at the University of Illinois, specifically on their 2004 Ig Nobel prize winning paper, "Gorillas in Our Midst", published in Perception. The video used in this study (and other videos from the lab) are available for purchase. We use the "basketball video" as an introduction to a series of classes on cognitive biases.

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